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Does your cemetery look great?
Non-existent :( 15%  15%  [ 2 ]
Small and cozy :) 23%  23%  [ 3 ]
Large and spooky :D 54%  54%  [ 7 ]
The most awesome house of the dead you have ever seen! :evil: 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
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 Post subject: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:09 pm 
 
I had to add to my cemetery for the front porch, but instead of with more flat tombstones and headstones. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good material to crave some headstones out of something? Like the angels and figures in a real life cemetery? Also, maybe make a cemetery arch, you know? I've attached a photocopy of the cemetery arch just for an example. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:58 pm 
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Hey, styrofoam is great to make upright gravestones. You can carve and conect parts together to create a stone looking arch. A little spary paint, and some wooden stakes (for support and to mount into the ground) and you can have the perfect arch... oh and styrofoam works well is any weather but after a few years you may need to replace it with new styrofoam. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:00 pm 
 
That sounds good idea. Thanks for the tip! :D

Have you ever made one of these headstones for yourself before? Or, did you buy some from the local stores?


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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:06 pm 
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I make at least 2 new gravestones each year with the styrofoam.I me and my dad made an arch a LONG time ago and it still gets used. I do buy to more designed ones too. But they aren't as fun.. LOL also you may want to put a protective seal on the "stones" just to make it last longer and be stonger.

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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:35 pm 
 
OK, please let me know how the foam works out (assuming that's what you'll try using, blackrose). I have some work to do this year myself with some foam core. I'm not sure if foam core is any cheaper... :?


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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:03 pm 
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It works well just takes a little longer time then going to the store and picking one out the paying for it.. gosh so much time LOL :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:18 pm 
 
Hmmm... very interesting! Thanks. ;)


blackrose wrote:
It works well just takes a little longer time then going to the store and picking one out the paying for it.. gosh so much time LOL :D


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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:33 am 
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This is a cracking vid.....how to make stryrofoam tomstones...
enjoy..

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=No-RGC20B_0


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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:18 am 
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Glad I came across this post(even though it is from almost a year ago ) I live in Ohio and we have tons of this insulation around at the home stores, but I didn't know you could use the white board. I have seen the pink board used, but it's sooo expensive here( thanks to all the snow we get) I didn't want to waste the $'s. The white is much less expensive, so I think I'll try it.


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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:32 am 
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i voted large bc i'm giving my cemetary room to grow :) i probably have more fun building it than any onther scene in my yard :) but next year when i get this here bonus that's coming :) its going to be the most B.A. grave yard EVER!! you just watch lol

i'll post pictures soon :) i promise

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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:24 pm 
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SolaraLover wrote:
Glad I came across this post(even though it is from almost a year ago ) I live in Ohio and we have tons of this insulation around at the home stores, but I didn't know you could use the white board.


What part of Ohio? Wendythewitch and I are both from Youngstown, though I moved west a long time ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Cemetery Tombstones and Headstones
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:23 am 
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I'm saying small now but I used to do a large cemetery scene.
No matter how much decorating I do, we only get 20-30 ToTers here, so I scaled back a bit.


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